Sunoco Partners v. U.S. Ventures

Goodwin represents U.S. Venture, which operates gasoline terminals, in defending against an allegation of patent infringement by Sunoco Partners Marketing & Terminals. The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois rendered a split decision, finding some but not all of Sunoco’s claims valid and infringed. Both sides have appealed to the Federal Circuit. The issues include whether the inventors’ sale of the patented system, more than one year before applying for a patent, invalidates many of the patent claims or whether the sale was for “experimental use.”

Sunoco Partners v. U.S. Ventures

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